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La Celestina (1996)

 |  Drama  |  8 November 1996 (Spain)
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The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Melibea (as Penelope Cruz)
Terele Pávez ...
Celestina (as Terele Pavez)
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Areusa (as Maribel Verdu)
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Pármeno (as Jordi Molla)
Nancho Novo ...
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Carlos Fuentes ...
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Anna Lizaran ...
Alisa (as Ana Lizaran)
Sergio Villanueva ...
Ángel de Andrés López ...
Centurio (as Angel de Andres Lopez)
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Pleberio (as Lluis Homar)
Ana Risueño ...
Poncia
Rodrigo García ...
Crito (as Rodrigo Garcia)
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The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However Calisto's other servant Parmeno is suspicious of Celestina, as he knows about her tricks. After Celestina convinces Melibea of Calisto's love and arranges a brief clandestine meeting between them, Calisto gives Celestina a valuable chain of gold. Both servants are not satisfied with the whores supplied by Celestina and demand more from her, thus setting off a dramatic sequence of events. Written by Will Gilbert

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Carmen Maura was the first choice for the title role of Celestina See more »

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Version of La Celestina (1983) See more »

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Fantasía para un gentilhombre
By Joaquín Rodrigo
(C) Ediciones Joaquín Rodrigo
Performed by John Williams with the Philarmonia Orchestra
Conductor Louis Frémaux
Permission by Sony Classical
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Nothing special
17 May 2000 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Nothing stands out as particularly bad in this movie. The problem is, nothing is especially good, either. The story kept me mildly interested, but the entertainment value was usually kept to a minimum. The ending surprised me a little, but it certainly wasn't enough to cancel out the overall mediocrity. A decent way to kill some time, but nothing more.


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